Treasure Island

Herman Melville

(1 August 1819 – 28 September 1891 / New York City, New York)

Lines Traced Under An Image Of Amor Threatening


Fear me, virgin whosoever
Taking pride from love exempt,
Fear me, slighted. Never, never
Brave me, nor my fury tempt:
Downy wings, but wroth they beat
Tempest even in reason's seat.

Submitted: Saturday, April 17, 2010

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